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Re: Hi, we're from the government and we're here to help

  • From: Henry R. Linneweh
  • Date: Fri Mar 10 07:16:53 2000

Well the talent here in this group and problems out there in that group
we have a better chance of resolving any of these issues since they
have been worked on longer here than in any other know group
of talented people. No one has considered this option, and if by
some great fortune the political rhetoric can be set aside we can
ensure safer networks in the future, but I am not the one who
will make this decision and non of this will come easy and much
work is yet to be done.....

Joe Shaw wrote:

> On 9 Mar 2000, Sean Donelan wrote:
> > There is a barely used $50 million center in Washington we can probably buy
> > real cheap if folks think we'll ever need an emergency response coordination
> > center in the future.
> Sounds like something CERT was setup to do.  They were started back in
> 1988 after the Morris worm to act as an incident response team and
> communications center during incidents.  How successful they are has yet
> to be seen.  I personally think they take the interests of corporate
> entities a lot more seriously than they are concerned about security.
> The problem with initiatives that rely on voluntary participation by
> organizations is that there are too many "trade secrets," "proprietary
> technology" and even some bad blood to get things done.  Some people just
> don't want to play nicely.  This is probably the biggest shortcoming of
> the Internet and it's potential.  Everyone "cares" about security until
> it's time to get their hands dirty and interact with others.
> joe

Thank you;
| Thinking is a learned process so is UNIX   |
Henry R. Linneweh